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Ej20 oil leak

Looking at the car engine from the drivers seat on the let side is an oil leak onto a plate.. not sure how to find it exactly, please help in any referrals or ideas to help, its urgent thanks

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the EJ20 should have come out of a 02-05 Impreza WRX.

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SOURCE: Oil leaks down the frame rail and onto the jack

Sorry hate to sound almighty but without having vehicle in front of me and giving it a good steam clean then running it to look for leaks i can only give you the normal places for oil leaks and thats the rear end oil seal,front end oil seal ,or the head gasket on a corner where the oil feed passes through the head gasket to lubricate the valve gear ,on a lot of vehicles its on a corner of the block and they do go fairly often especially citreons and peugeots .Best advice is ask neighbours and friends if they have a mechanic in the family and then ask them to have a quick look ,that way you may get a truthful answer so at least you know what to expect if you take it to a garage ,as a rear end oil seal involves a lot of work removing the gearbox to change a seal that take 5 mins to change and 3 hours to get at it.front end oil seal is about 2 hrs work after removing the timing belt ,again 5 mins to change seal and a good hour or so to get at it .

Posted on Jun 27, 2010

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Well, it is going to cost to fix, seeing they have to pull the engine, but with only 164k, you have a lot of life left in it, and for $600 bucks you can't beat it. I bought a 94 Rodeo, for parts for my truck, it is made on the same assembly line as the Subaru, it has 229k miles on it and runs great, I took the tag off my other truck and have been driving this around till I find another parts truck for the both of them now, the good one has 250k miles on it and runs great, tranny went bad on it. now back to the Subaru, To get to the rear and front seals, they have to pull the pan and drop the crank, only way to do it is with the engine out, so while the engine is out, you might as well redo the whole thing. If the car falls apart in the meantime, sell the new engine, they are in demand, especially a 4 valve. I would pull the heads, have them done, re-seat the valves, plane the heads, new gaskets, new plugs, wires, water pump, timing chain, belt whichever engine you have, new seals, gaskets, flush the engine, flush the tranny or dump the 90 weight and put in some slick 90. Or both, you have a gearbox for the front drive along with the automatic tranny fluid if it is automatic, all this should be under $1,000, so for 1600 bucks, you got a brand new car, that is almost 20 years old. The body rust would tell me what to do, if there is no rust, great, if it is a rust bucket, keep looking.

Posted on Feb 06, 2011

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Arh, you are most likely suffering from Camshaft cover oil seal problems. It is very common and causes the oil to drip on to the exhaust giving fumes and sometimes smoke if you've been thrashing it?

To solve the problem :

Remove camshaft covers both sides. Take out the little oil seals that the cover securing studs go through. They are about 1/2" across and pop into the holes that the stud and nut secure the cam cover on. You will notice the old ones to be hard and mostly cracked. Replace the cam cover gasget both sides as well. This should solve your issue. Remember not to tighten the cam cover nuts up too tight otherwise you will squash the new seals between the cover and metal seal cup they sit in. This will cause them to leak again if you do that. Check out the net for correct torque settings for the Camcover retaining nuts.You can buy the cam cover oil seals and gaskets easy on line.

Hope this helps

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hi the version 3 have a slightly diff loom and ignitor setup so it will if you swap the intake manifolds and looms over

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88143g59.gif Crankshaft rear main seal - 5.7L engine

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88143g60.gif Exploded view of the rear main seal installation - 3.4L engine
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88143g61.gif Rear main seal and installation tool - 3.8L engine
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88143g62.gif After position the seal on the tool, install it to the crankshaft housing

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